I thought the pick first command was fixed with the SP1 for MEP 2012, but lately it isn't working. I am unable to select objects before issuing commands, it just bounces me out of the selection if I try to use a command after picking objects. Is there a reason for this? My variable is set correctly but it doesn't work. This is a real problem for us.
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Check QAFLAGS is set to 0.
QAFLAGS been used a long time (<r12) by developers and autodesk themself too.
QAFLAGS acceps a value between 0 and 32767
bit 0 (1) : ^C in menu macro cancels grips (acts like keyboard <Esc>).
bit 1 (2) : no pause during text screen listings.
bit 2 (4) : no "alert" dialogs (text display instead).
bit 7 (128) : accepts "screen picks" (point lists) via (command) function.
Normally QAFLAGS should be set to 0.
I tried this for me and it did not work, by QAFLAGS is set to 0.
Just wantd to clarify, when you are saying "PickFirst," you are referring to selecting lines/object and then typing into the command line a command to manipulate the elements, correct? Because every time I try selecting lines or something to erase, copy, move BEFORE typing in the command, it does not work.
Yes, that is correct, when I clicked on something first then tried to issue a command it would knock me out of the pick. The qFlags did fix things for me so I'm not sure what may be your issue. I'm guessing you made sure your toggle value in the properties manager is set correctly, but that is the only other thing I can think it might be. Hopefully someone with more knowledge will be able to shed additional light on this issue.
I found my answer over here:
"Check that your "pickfirst" variable is set to "1". It does change sometimes for no reason on my machine."
"Pickfirst" solved it.
QAFLAGS = 0 worked for me!
I've been dealing with this for months! (I'm not an every day CAD user though). I kept looking around and never found anything other than the pickfirst variable. I'm so glad you posted this fix. BTW, I'm running Map 3D 2012.
It has been driving me nuts for the last two days, I've been searching pickfirst solutions, but the QAFLAGS did the trick! Mine was set to 5. I'm running Map3d 2011.